Caryn Radick will present "Extra! Extra! The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project Brings 'Old News' Online!"
In 2016, Rutgers University Libraries were awarded a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program. This talk will discuss New Jersey's participation in the program, which digitizes microfilmed newspapers and makes them available through the Library of Congress's Chronicling America site (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Caryn Radick, project director, will discuss what's been accomplished on this project and what's next for it. She'll share the "behind the scenes" of the newspaper project, disclosing how the papers were selected; untangling the mysteries of microfilm; and revealing the scandals, heartbreaks, and triumphs these papers covered.
All SAPAC talks are held in the Pane Room at Alexander Library, with videoconferencing to Dana Library Room 454, Robeson Library Room 290, amd Smith Library Room C916.